The disabled, their parents and care-givers, therapists and advocates are fundamentally vulnerable to attracting negative energy and having it invade home and spirit. Need invites negative energy in the form of unresponsive bureaucracies, indifferent family, relatives and friends, unavailability of personal and social supports and the fragility of bodies riddled by disease, by accident, by injury, by cruel twists of genetics. Without profound need and dependence on the goodness of others, indifference would not play a significant role of devastation of the human spirit. The vulnerable attract the stares, the glances, the rude and disrespectful comments of the "uninitiated into the world of disability." Profound vulnerability attracts the negative energy of "no response" or pity or disdain.
As children of the "land of disability", certainly not the "promised land", we are called upon by many to forgive, to overlook and reach beyond the negative energies and spirits that we confront on a daily basis. And while forgiveness is possible and laudable, it is an intellectual process. Release of the energy of negative spirit and attraction must occur on the cellular, the energetic level where it resides to rear its ugly head. This release of our evil spirits allows us to move closer to a state where healing is real and our role as "wounded healers" can be an effective tool of caring for those whom we are committed to care for.
The process is simple: Gather dried sage, cedar, sweetgrass and rose. Place it in a vessel like a large sea shell (although some elders would frown about the use of shells.) Ignite the mixture in the vessel and use a feather (I prefer a hawk feather) and fan the smoldering mixture and fan it about the house, about the participants in the household. The change in energetics is quite immediate. Sage heals and expels evil spirits and negative energy; cedar purifies with assistance of the Source; sweetgrass invites goodness, blessing and warmth. The combination transmutes evil spirit into life force. Plant medicine, when used with thanks and giving, has the power to heal life and its participants...especially the very vulnerable.
I offer this as an attempt to make life of the disabled and their families and caretakers easier and holier and purer. Healing is intensified in a fountain of purity freed from evil spirit. All you can do is give it a try and believe. You may need little else from the energetic world. Do it often and do it everywhere!